The U.S. House, controlled by Democrats, voted 245-182 to overturn President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency along the southern border.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic-led House votes 245-182 to block Trump emergency declaration for wall money, sending issue to GOP-led Senate.
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) February 26, 2019
House votes 245-182 to terminate Pres Trump's national emergency for funding to build a southern border wall. 13 Republicans voted with 232 Democrats to terminate. Measure now goes to the Senate, where @senatemajldr said he would bring it up for a vote. pic.twitter.com/GROlEeuoef
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) February 26, 2019
The House failed to get the two-thirds support that would be needed to override a veto.
It now heads to the Senate.
Hse ok’s measure to overturn Trump’s nat’l emergency. But a successful veto override needs a 2/3 vote by both bodies of Congress.
With 427 voting, that means the House needed 285 yeas to have a veto-proof margin on this legislation. So the House fell 40 votes short of that goal
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) February 26, 2019
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell indicates that his chamber won’t be taking the measure up until the middle of March.
— Nancy Ognanovich (@NOgnanovich) February 26, 2019
We’ll see where this goes.